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Professor Says Convenience Growing the eVersity Opportunity

As a Biology professor at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB), Nastassia Merriweather is accustomed to breaking things down to their most elemental components and demonstrating how systems within an organism function to support each other. Asked to similarly dissect the University of Arkansas System eVersity, where she also teaches, she said the program’s […]

Finishing College Pays Off for IT Professional

LaTonya Cockrell’s first pass at a bachelor’s degree got her within sight of the finish line. But it took discovering the University of Arkansas System eVersity to get her the last few yards. Cockrell, a native of Springfield, Ark., earned an associate’s degree from what is now University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM), […]

Little Rock Pastor Has Faith in eVersity

To witness Cai Lane now is to see a man doing precisely what he was put on this Earth to do. As Discipleship Pastor with Little Rock’s Mosaic Church, he matches the energy of the young people he’s tasked to lead, sometimes through faith and sometimes through music. You’d never know the Alabama native is […]

No Hurdle Too High for eVersity Student

As Wendy Murillo put the finishing touches on her long-awaited college degree, she took a moment to ponder everything that had crossed her path on the journey. And for the 29-year-old replenishment specialist from Rogers, those challenges have been substantial. The self-described “12-year college pursuer” earned an associate’s degree from Northwest Arkansas Community College before […]

Former Police Officer Lends Expertise to eVersity Education

Going in, Matt Laird didn’t know what to expect from his University of Arkansas System eVersity experience. The former U.S. Marine and police officer had interrupted work on his degree to be a caregiver for his aging parents. Once he was ready to resume his studies, he wasn’t sure how he felt about getting back […]

Communications Professional Nearing Milestone in Lifelong Learning Pursuit

Despite never having completed his degree, Herschel Hartford has always adhered to the philosophy that learning is lifelong and varied. “Education has always been an important part of my life,” he said. “I’ve studied theater, I’ve studied business, I’ve studied human resources, a little bit of this and a little bit of that all the […]

Father Leads the Way For Sons Through eVersity

As any dad with sons knows, the older they get the harder you have to work to remain the leader in the household. In discovering the University of Arkansas System eVersity, Jim Tolly saw the means to accomplish both a long-standing goal and be a role model to his two sons, ages 16 and 19. […]

eVersity Wins National Award for Course Design

Faculty-Instructional Design Duo Recognized for Developing a Technology-Rich, Engaging, and Pedagogically Sound Course The University of Arkansas System eVersity has won another national award for its innovative online course design through Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program (ECP), which recognizes faculty and course designers from universities around the world who develop engaging courses that represent the best […]

Determined Student to Graduate on Hybrid of eVersity, Regular Classwork

Math classes have been Rebecca Winkler’s collegiate nemesis. As successful as she’s been in her other studies at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, math was another story. “I’ve been trying to pass math for four years and I could not do it,” she said. With each attempt, Winkler started to decipher that testing was […]

eVersity Reaching Students Wherever They Are

One false narrative of online coursework is the way it tends to isolate students and prohibit group interaction. But according to University of Arkansas System eVersity instructor Caitlin Howe, those problems are minimized through the 100 percent-online institution’s structure and mode of communication. “If you’re in the classroom you have more teacher-student interaction. That can […]

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